Trade Interdependence, the International Financial Institutions, and the Recent Evolution of Sovereign-Debt Renegotiations

Posted: 11 Feb 2002

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Mikhail M. Klimenko

Georgia Institute of Technology - School of Economics

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Abstract

This paper analyzes the effect of a debtor country's pattern of trade with commercial creditors' home countries on the outcome of debt-rescheduling negotiations. The analysis reveals that a debtor country with more market power has greater leverage in a three-way debt-rescheduling negotiation that includes the debtor country, its creditors and the International Financial Institutions (IFIs). The paper also considers the effects of the IFI sovereign-debt policy on the bargaining power of the parties in debt-rescheduling negotiations. Two bargaining frameworks analyzed and compared in the paper represent the negotiation mechanism at different stages of the IFI sovereign-debt policy evolution.

Keywords: Bargaining Games, Negotiations, Debt Rescheduling

JEL Classification: C78, F34

Suggested Citation

Klimenko, Mikhail M., Trade Interdependence, the International Financial Institutions, and the Recent Evolution of Sovereign-Debt Renegotiations. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=298112

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